I did more house exploration… This house we had (They rented for us) was HUGE.
I grew to like this particular shrub
The whole house had a lot of cob webs around. Even this shrub actually. Right next to where my hair is. Luckily I didn’t find that out until after I removed my hair.
Lalala, I didn’t know.
They have tons of books around.
At the prawn farm near Taupo, along the Waikato River.
The waters are really, really clear. The algae just spoils the photo, that’s all.
Baby prawn feeding!
We were so determined! We were gonna catch buckets full of prawns!
Hours went by and we had 1. Well, to be fair, we had 2 but the smaller one jumped out without us noticing. I don’t know how, but it ran away. And I caught those prawns! Yes, me, me, me!
Proof of my 2 prawnies.
Mum looks way more excited than I am.
Look at me.. I had that, I’m-so-sad-but-I-have-to-kill-and-eat-my-new-pet face.
It looked prettier cooked.
My sister: Murderer!!!!
Back at our motel, where this little girl was just sitting outside, sleeping??!?
The river water nearer to Huka Falls was incredibly blue-er!
Booking Office for the river cruise. Nice..
We had a lot of time, so we were watching water gushing out of the dam. Lifeless, we are. But it was gorgeous. We came up with all sorts of stories. Like…poor fishies took the whole morning to swim up here to get washed down stream by the stupid dam.
On the Huka Falls River Cruise
He had the whole ceiling filled with currency from all over the world!
Chinese eyes and sunnies
Tornado wannabe clouds
It’s like Milk Falls.
After that, we stopped by the amazing glass blowing studio by Lyden Over for lunch and a live ‘show’. Technically, this guy is working.
When we reached Waikanae, we were so tired. I sat in the sun all the way (4 hour ride from Taupo). Sucked to be me in the car ride.
We had a fabulous dinner, met the extended Wiggs family and had a blast! We even played fireworks. Awesome new experience for Chinese New Year 2014.
Miss Sunshine Lara Wiggs
Totally fit for each other.
At Mercure Hotel, Auckland
At Agrodome, Rotorua
Super cool tractor that took us a ride around the farms in Agrodome.
She’s 2 days old and this big. Amazing.
We all thought it was so adorable.
It could even do a selfie with me.
What’s up, dawg?
Deers hate selfies. Must remember that.
At Te Puia, Rotorua
By the time you pronounce that correctly…
The water ther is hot. Super, duper steaming hot.
Bubbling mud pools.
Overload on food at Pig and Whistle.
The curly fries were awesome.
So was this cheesy pasta. I forgot what it was though.. Mum ordered it.
More hot steamin’ pools.
On the way to the roof top, there were plenty of rainbows to pass through. Felt so rainbow blessed.
360 degrees panorama shot from the roof top.
Great day to hold a festival. It was super sunny and windy. It was definitely my first music festival overseas and I absolutely enjoyed it. It wasn’t hot and humid like back in Malaysia, I didn’t get all sticky and sweaty which is the best thing in the world for me.
In all honesty, I only wanted to attend Laneway to watch Daughter. That was it. 139 NZD for Daughter and an addition of 40 bucks for their Amsterdam t-shirt. Christ, that’s expensive. But I kept thinking about how I had perks back in Malaysia, getting media passes for FMFA and etc.. This is the first music festival that I had to get my own ticket. My sister paid for me (Eternally grateful). She was the one who told me about Laneway too (Even more grateful).
So yeah, after brunch at Ortolana, I headed to Silo Park at about 1pm. I was in time for a couple of songs from The Jezabels. I should check them out soon, they sounded real good.
After that, I headed to the very-far-and-lonely stage where Youth Lagoon was playing. Not so keen on it so I walked back to the bigger stage where Jagwar Ma was playing. Pretty trippy shit they were playing. I made a mistake of standing behind.. I didn’t think Daughter would play straight away after them. There were two stages side by side, you see.. So when Jagwar Ma finished playing on the left stage, Daughter started on the right stage. Damn. I stood behind two really tall men. :C
But anyway ! I had an okay view of them and I could hear them loud and clear. So I was okay. I have some shots of them ! 😀
She is so beautiful. She was so shy too, makes me feel that she’s still human. Stage fright maybe? Or just super happy to see so many fans? I could tell that they were all happy to see us.
They started off with ‘Still’ and played a lot of songs after. The crowd went insane when they played ‘Youth’. At one point, Elena couldn’t finish the verse and we kinda just finished it for her. She was really thankful for us singing along with her. Argh, she’s so sweet and adorable. I absolutely adore her. Sadly, they didn’t play ‘Smother’.. Oh well. /:
After Daughter, I walked around and explored.. And took solo pics at Dr. Martens. ‘I stand for humanity’, do I now? I mean.. what humanity?? Jeez. I’m too human sometimes. I should have been more selfish and stand for myself. Lololol .
Here’s the awesome Amsterdam shirt ! XS for men. :C Women’s size were all sold out.
Human jam over the bridge. I swear, this is the first time I had to queue up to cross a bridge.
Til the next entry. (: